Global Miami Plan Writing Committee

The Global Miami Plan (GMP) Writing Committee receives Advanced Writing applications and makes recommendations for approval or revision. The Committee meets approximately once per month.

The GMP Writing Committee also provides support and feedback for departments that would like to submit a course for approval. You are welcome to schedule an appointment by contacting Dr. Elizabeth Wardle (, the committee chair and Director of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence.

The committee also reviews applications for the Roger & Joyce Howe Award for Excellence in Disciplinary Writing Instruction and serves as the Local Advisory Board for the Howe Center for Writing Excellence. 

Fall 2019 Meetings

Friday, Sept 6, 12:00PM—1:00PM

Friday, Oct 4, 12:00PM—1:00PM

Friday, Nov 1, 12:00PM—1:00PM

Friday, Dec 6, 12:00PM—1:00PM

Committee Membership

The GMP Writing Committee is also the Local Advisory Committee for the Howe Center for Writing Excellence and includes the following members:

  • Hakam Alomari, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Mark Dahlquist, Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
  • Wietse de Boer, Chair and Professor, History
  • Annie Dell'Aria, Assistant Professor, Art History
  • Michael Todd Edwards, Professor, Teacher Education, Mathematical & Physical Science
  • Joyce Fernandes, Professor, Biology
  • Elizabeth Hoover, Senior Lecturer, Music and LEC liaison
  • Janice Kinghorn, Associate Teaching Professor & Assessment Director, Economics & Office of the Dean, Farmer School of Business 
  • Andrew Offenburger, Assistant Professor, History
  • Lori Parks, Visiting Assistant Professor, Humanities & Creative Arts (Miami Regional Campus)
  • Brad Reitz, Instructor, First-Year Integrated Core and Director, BUS 284, Farmer School of Business
  • John Tassoni, Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Writing (Miami Regional Campus)
  • Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Associate Professor, English, and Director of First-Year Composition Program
  • Elizabeth Wardle (Committee Chair), Director, Howe Center for Writing Excellence; Howe Distinguished Professor of Written Communication, English